In Bradford, Rhode Island, Pam Beil adds a sprinkling of peanuts to this nicely spiced stir-fry that showcases savory pork tenderloin. If your family prefers less heat, simply decrease the amount of red pepper flakes.
"This family favorite is especially fun to make when the garden is full of fresh vegetables," reports Jun Barrus from Springville, Utah. "It's quick to fix, delicious and always different—just choose the vegetables that have ripened that day!"
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"The zesty flavor of lemon brightens every bite of this creamy chicken and pasta dish," advises Rebecca Snapp of Cynthiana, Kentucky. "With two small sons and a farmer husband who has a second full-time job, it's a good thing I have a collection of speedy recipes."
In Portland, Maine, Vicki Herron is always on the lookout for ways to "spice up" and "trim down" traditional meals. In this case, pears bring a sweet change of taste to her tender pork chops, while fragrant rosemary complements the entree. It's so simple, I can put it together fast after I get home from aerobic class," she adds.
"This is the best catfish ever!" applauds Ellen De Munnik of Chesterfield, Michigan. "It's fast to prepare...and the cayenne adds a little zip," Her golden cornmeal and herb coating keeps the fillets moist and gives them traditional appeal without the fat that comes from frying.
This attractive savory stir-fry from Dot Christiansen of Bettendorf, Iowa stars succulent, quick-cooking scallops. "It may seem that timing is everything when you first try this recipe, but you'll soon realize you can pretty much just throw it together," she hints. "It's well worth it!"
Imitation crabmeat makes a great filling for these saucy lowfat seafood spirals suggested by Juanita Patterson of New Castle, Indiana. "They're delicious, healthy and very easy to prepare," she says. "You can assemble the roll-ups ahead of time , then refrigerate them until ready to bake."